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1940s images from the national archives.

H.A. Waddington #2

H.A. Waddington #2

H.A. Waddington, 31 Gould Street, Toronto. [early 1940s?]:

My shack on roof. It used to be Mr. A.F. Miller's of 280 Carlton East.  ??? I think knew his daughter.

I made several of these prints (more or less good this afternoon). I do not want it back.

I pulled down a roof similar to remainder of House to build the flat platform.

Taken about 500 ft away with telephotos lens of 600mm f.l.

H.A. Waddington

H.A. Waddington

H.A. Waddington, 31 Gould Street, Toronto.  [early 1940s?]

H.R. Kingston 1947

H.R. Kingston 1947

Harold R. Kingston on appointment to Deanship of Arts and Science, University of Western Ontario.  July 1, 1947.

H.R. Kingston 1940

H.R. Kingston 1940

H.R. Kingston at the observatory, probably in October 1940.

Brydon Observatory #2

Brydon Observatory #2

Boyd Brydon's Oak Bay Observatory, located at 2390 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC.  This observatory was later moved to the grounds belonging to Mr. & Mrs. Peters of the Victoria Centre.

Brydon Observatory

Brydon Observatory

Boyd Brydon's Oak Bay Observatory, located at 2390 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC.  This observatory was later moved to the grounds belonging to Mr. & Mrs. Peters of the Victoria Centre.

Wray Refractor

Wray Refractor

A.F. Miller's 4-inch refractor (manufactured by Wray & Co., London) in Boyd Brydon's observatory.

Swift Canadian Factory

Swift Canadian Factory

The Swift Canadian Co. factory where Bert Topham worked.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

Bert Topham #8

Bert Topham #8

Bert Topham looking through his nautical sextant, circa 1940. Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

Bert's sextant was generously donated to the Society by Lynn Kirk in 2013.

Bert Topham #7

Bert Topham #7

Bert Topham with his 6" refractor in Castlefield Observatory, circa 1940.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

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